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Dietmar Hopp

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Net worth 2018: $10.48 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Walldorf, Germany
Country: Germany
BirthDay: 26 April 1940
Sigh: Taurus
Children: 2
Education: Master of Science, University of Karlsruhe
BIOGRAPHY

Dietmar Hopp was bornon 26 April 1940 in Walldorf, Germany, Germany. Dietmar Hopp is #151 in List Billionaires People In The World. Dietmar Hopp left IBM with four colleagues in 1972 to launch German software company SAP. He served as co-CEO from 1988, the year SAP went public, to 1998 and then as chairman of the supervisory board until 2003. He retired from the SAP board in 2005, and a year later, transferred nearly three-quarters of his SAP stake into an LLC with a charitable purpose. That entity, Dietmar Hopp Stiftung, supports sports, medicine, education and social programs and has distributed over $470 million since its start. He is the main financial backer of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, a soccer club that plays in the First Bundesliga, the top division of Germany's league system.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2012

$5.5 Billion

2013

$6.5 Billion

2014

$7 Billion

2015

$7.3 Billion

2016

$8.7 Billion

2017

$9 Billion

2018

$10.48 Billion

TIMELINE
2008

Today, Hoffenheim are in the First Bundesliga, and in their first season in the top flight in 2008–09, they led the league at its winter break

2006

In 2006, Hopp transferred 70% of his wealth (about €4 billion) to a charitable foundation, Dietmar-Hopp-Stiftung, creating one of the largest foundations in Europe

2005

After Hopp left in 2005, the street on which the SAP AG headquarters are located was renamed from Neurottstraße to Dietmar-Hopp-Allee, in honor of Mr

2000

When Hopp, who had played in the club's youth setup, started supporting the club in 2000, Hoffenheim were playing in the fifth division of German football

1988

Hopp was the CEO of SAP AG from 1988 until 1998, Chairman of its supervisory board from 1998 until 2003 and member of the board from 2003 until 2005

1972

He was one of the founders of SAP AG in 1972 with other former IBM employees Hans Werner Hector, Klaus Tschira, Claus Wellenreuther and Hasso Plattner

1940

Dietmar Hopp (born 26 April 1940) is a German billionaire software entrepreneur

1899

Hopp is the chief financial backer of the German football club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

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